It is comprehended that Sainz had a Richard Mille watch – the Alexander Zverev design called after the German tennis gamer worth ₤235,000 – taken as he left the Armani Hotel on Viale Manzoni.
Three individuals, who are believed to have actually been waiting outside the hotel for a long time, came across Sainz and took his watch.
The F1 motorist then triggered in pursuit with his individual fitness instructor, while spectators who had actually seen the burglary likewise tried to assist step in.
Sainz and his assistant handled to stop among the 3 burglars after a cars and truck, then foot, chase.
The 2nd burglar was then stopped on Via della Spiga by Sainz’s supervisor.
The 3rd was stopped extremely soon after with the assistance of another among Sainz’s workers.
Police officers then got here on the scene and took the burglars, aged in between 18 and 20, into custody.
Sainz obtained the Ferrari group sponsor watch prior to going back to his hotel.
Sainz published on social networks: “As a number of you currently understand, the other day we experienced a regrettable occurrence in Milano. The most essential thing is that we are all okay and this will just stay as an undesirable anecdote.
” Many thanks to all individuals who assisted us the other day, to the Milan authorities for their fast intervention and thanks for all your messages.”
Carlos Sainz, Ferrari SF-23, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23
Photo by: Zak Mauger/ Motorsport Images
Last year, Sainz’s Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc was likewise victim of a break-in in the week leading up to the Emilia Romagna GP in Italy.
Leclerc’s Richard Mille watch (of comparable worth to Sainz’s) was drawn from his left wrist as he picked up photos in the Tuscan city of Viareggio.
Then leading the motorists’ champion over Max Verstappen, Leclerc was with his pals and fitness instructor Andrea Ferrari as a big crowd formed.
Leclerc chased the burglars. Regional cops introduced an examination into the event.
Trainer Ferrari called out the absence of street lighting. He published on social networks at the time: “Via Salvatori has actually been totally in the dark for months. We have actually been reporting this for months.
” Well, the other day night in Via Salvatori, they have actually robbed us. Consider organizing the lights eventually? Requesting a buddy.”
Swiss watch maker Richard Mille is a veteran sponsor of Leclerc and ended up being a main partner of Ferrari in 2021.